April 29, 2012
TV Ads May Play Role in Underage Drinking,
Kids who recognize
fast-food advertisements on TV are more likely to be overweight,
and those familiar with TV ads for alcoholic beverages are more
likely to drink, according to two new studies from Children's
Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Cellphones, Texting Put Teen Drivers in Danger, Studies
A pair of new studies
offers insight into young people who use cellphones while driving:
One finds that there's no safe position for texting at the wheel,
while the other suggests that the most compulsive cellphone users
have had more car accidents.